2019 SHOT Show Airgun News – PCPs, Pellets And More…
Today we’re looking at more 2019 SHOT Show airgun news. There’s pellets, PCPs, scopes and more!
JSB announced two new products and one major change that will effect all of their products. Seeing an increase in demand in .20 caliber, the company has introduced a new 15.89 Grain, Heavy Diabolo pellet.
There’s also an interesting new design, the JSB Hades. To be available in .22 and .25 calibers, the Hades (photos above and below) is a being described as a frangible pellet for maximum shock effect when hunting.
For me, a big 2019 SHOT Show airgun news story is that JSB will finally make their pellet tins with screw tops. YES!!!!!! This will overcome issues with the current push top lids and will – I’m sure – make many airgunners very happy.
The new, screw top tins will be integrated into production throughout 2019, Dick Dixon from Predator International, the US importer for JSB pellets, told me. This means that it may be some time before new supplies of your particular favorite JSB pellet will have screw-top tins, but it will happen!
Over at AirForce Airguns, Director of Marketing, Cameron Brinkerhoff showed me the new Rapid Air Weapons RAW HM1000x LRT (Long Range Target) model.
The HM1000x LRT has a newly designed stock for 2019. It’s available in calibers all the way from .177 up to .357 cal. The stock now has M-Lok-compatible mounts on the underside to facilitate mounting bipods etc. It’s also lighter, says Cameron.
AirForce was also showing the TM1000 Benchrest model (above) and the Theoben Rapid Mk 2 Plus (below).
Of course, Leapers had some 2019 SHOT Show airgun news – at least airgun scope news. The company has introduced improved new elevation and windage turrets. They are recognizable by their larger diameter.
These new turrets will first be seen on a pair of 3-12 x 40 and 4-16 x 40 AO scopes, like the one below. Leapers staff told me that you can expects to see this new turret design appearing on other UTG scopes in future.
Over at Hawke Sport Optics, Sales Director Kevin Sheehan had some 2019 SHOT Show airgun news of his own.
This was in the form of the new Hawke Airmax 30 SF Compact model. This combines a 3-12 x 40 optical system with side parallax adjustment and a 30mm tube and illumination in a compact format.
There will be yet more 2019 SHOT Show airgun news to come tomorrow!